How to Spot a Travelling Conman

Some villains are easy to spot. An eye-patch and a cat usually tips off James Bond about a probable sociopath; just like the first sighting of Anthony Hopkins in a movie (Hannibal, Silence of the Lambs, Fracture) usually signals to the audience that the main bad guy has just appeared on screen. Unfortunately, the bad…
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Why Online Reviews Might Not Always Be What They Seem

No matter where you go on the web, you are going to encounter some sort of peer review system which lets users give their views on a service or item. They’re everywhere: no matter if someone is booking a hotel on TripAdvisor or looking to buy a game from Amazon. More often than not, there…
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Why Traditional Directories Don’t Work

Life must have been easier back in the day. Think about it. You’d never have to wonder whether the blacksmith down the road was any good, because in a village with a few hundred people, everyone would know someone who’d used his services. You’d never have to guess about the banker to trust, the bakery…
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